SHELTON, Wash. - A new wine tasting event partners the Olympic Bakery and Deli in Shelton with five South Puget Sound wineries and the Shelton prostate cancer support group to earn funds and friends for the cause on Saturday, August 11, 2012.
Pours for Prostates encourage all men to get regular health screenings and PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood tests. The daylong event (1p.m. to 8 p.m.), hosted and supported by the Olympic Bakery and Deli at 591 Pickering Road, in Shelton, will include a classic car display and silent auctions (closing at 5:00 p.m.) for locally donated items.
Wine tasting booths from five wineries including the Westport Winery will be on site. Participants can also enjoy Olympic Mountain Ice Cream with proceeds from the ice cream sales going to support prostate cancer awareness.
Prostate cancer doctors as well as prostate cancer survivors will be available from1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to answer questions. Support groups will have information and materials regarding prostate cancer causes and risk factors, early detection and screening, as well as support group meeting dates and times.
Prostate Cancer has been called the ‘Silent Killer’ because there are no symptoms of early stage prostate cancer according to Jim Kiefert. “I am one of the fortunate ones,” he said. “My wife suggested my doctor test me for everything as I had not had a physical in many years. I’m still here today, 22 years later, because I was diagnosed early. Early detection and treatment is the only known cure for prostate cancer.”
Westport Winery is proud to partner in this important event. The winery is open for wine tasting daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. serving lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and dinner is served on Friday and Saturday evenings from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea with its unique outdoor sculptures, display gardens, and grape maze is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and the Westport ‘Y.’ - Kim Roberts, Westport Winery